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for debate was four years ago. both sides are downplaying expectations. president barack obama and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney will square off on the issues in their first side- by-side showdown of this race. >> i think the winner will be declared by the american people based on what the two candidates say and who lays out a vision for the future, some policy details. >> tonight the debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy, health care, and the role of government. the candidates are preparing and many are weighing in on what they need to do. >> i don't think mitt romney has to win this debate. he needs to show that he is presidential and compassionate. >> the president is all about his mannerisms and his style. i think he cannot come across as charitable or impatient. he has to act like he wants to be there and maybe smile a lot. >> tonight could be a critical moment. for both moment according poll, mr. obama holds a 51% to 43% lead in ohio. in virginia and florida, romney is also trailing, but the numbers are much closer. >> he's behind because this has beco
of president obama. matt jablow spoke tonight with the man who knows a thing or two about presidential debates and said he was just stunned by president obama's poor performance. >> i love these debate. >> reporter: as long-time political correspondent for cnn, frank cesno covered more than his share of debates. >> '84, '88, '94, 2000. >> reporter: but none more interesting than last night's duel in denver. >> because of the expectations that went in were so completely divergent from the results that came out. >> reporter: currently the director of the school of media and public affairs at george washington university, he said mitt romney's poised performance -- >> i will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income americans. >> reporter: romney looked like he wanted to be there. he was engaged. >> coupled with president obama's lackluster performance seems to have changed the tone of the presidential race. >> my faith and confidence in the american future sun diminished. >> i cannot explain what happened to barack obama. he was awol. he was distracted, did he -- defensive, detached. >> reporter
obama and mitt romney faced each other in the first presidential debate. fox's doug luzader has more. >> reporter: this is always an expectations game and at the very least, mitt romney may have made this race more competitive last night. you can argue that just by walking out on the stage, mitt romney got a boost appearing alongside the president. but while they warmly shook hands rock. knee was on the offensive. >> mr. president, you are entitle as a president to your own plane and your own house but not to your own facts. >> reporter: despite all of the build-up, this was not the night full of zingers. it was a drilldown on the overall economy and health care and what mr. romney called obamacare. >> i use that term with all respect. >> while the president embraced the term obamacare, he shot back accusing romney of making promises about health care and tax policy without providing specifics. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? is it because tha
and a lot of people think win or lose for obama, a possible presidential candidate for the democrats in 2016 against kelly ayotte, one of the rising stars in the republican party, the senator from the key swing state of new hampshire, and then we're going to have a debate guru, bret o'donnell, may not have heard of him, but seen his work, one of the campaign debate coaches for 2004 and mccain in 2008. and mitt romney before the florida primary, florida debate, obliterated newt gingrich and we'll get him to give tricks of the trade, what they do right or wrong and what they need to do differently next time. >> very good. tune into fox news sunday, thanks, chris. >> thanks, cries. >> clayton: coming up on the show, speaking of paul ryan, one voter asked him to be more specific with his plans. >> i heard you, was it sunday when you were on fox, and you didn't answer his question about how we're going to-- you know, what are your plans. >> yeah, no, look-- >> she says her words have now been twisted by the obama administration and she's here to set the record state. >> peter: then a scarlet lett
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politics now. first of three presidential debates is tonight where president obama and governor mitt romney will stand on the same stage for the first time in eight years. >> now, in the swing state of colorado, the candidates will focus on the economy. melanie alnwick is live at the white house with a preview. >> reporter: more than 50 million people are expected to tune in tonight to witness the verbal sparring. governor rome necessity's message will be that the country cannot afford four more years of the obama administration and its policies. president obama's message will be that the country is far better off than it would have been without his policies and he needs four more years in order to be able to finish the job. now, in denver, colorado, final preparations are under way for that first presidential election debate in colorado. the showdown in denver between the president and governor mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. now, unlike debates in the past, this one will be a little bit different. it will be a 90-minute debate broken up into six 15-minute discussi
, president obama and mitt romney will face off for the first presidential debate. stage is set, spotlight on denver tonight. the new polls indicate that mitt romney may need to sway undecided voters during the debate. a cnn poll averaged 7 recent surveys and overall, president obama had 49 to 45%. well, tonight's debate, will it make a difference among the voters? craig bosswell is live in denver with more now. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. three hours and counting until the main event here. the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. the first question will go to president obama and that is followed by two-minute answers on the topic and the 15 minutes and there will be a discussion about that topic. this debate is divided up into three 15-minute segments. the economy, roll on government and leadership style. the pressure is certainly on, on mitt romney to perform and is a must-win situation. on the flip side of that for presume a it's a must not lose situation as well and here we are a month away from the election and the stakes are high here tonight, even though both
tonight in the first presidential debate. >> president obama and governor mitt romney will take the stage together for the first time since 2008. tonight's debate's topic will focus on domestic issues, specifically the economy. mitt romney has given a debate preview by saying he might be willing to reduce income taxes for home mortgages. experts say this first debate is very important to both candidates in getting voters. >> the public wants to see if mitt romney is an acceptable alternative. they sort of know the president. he's the devil they know. romney is the devil they don't. they haven't made up their mind about him one way or the other right now. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs, making it a crucial state for both candidates. there will be two more debates this month of the the second one takes place on october 16th. >>> tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> conservatives are using this 2007 video of then presidential candidate barack obama against him before tonight's debate. they say the video shows a racially ch
is that that is the attitude he needs to bring to the next debate. >> clear -- >> clearly, both of the presidential campaigns covet virginia. this is president obama's 17th trip to the state just this year and mitt romney was in the state yesterday and will return on monday. >> i love you, too, guys. >> reporter: the romney campaign said wednesday's debate has been a big boost to their efforts in virginia. >> obviously, people saw the great debate performance. people are fired up as ever. we're having more volunteers stream into the office. >> reporter: but still, most major polls have president obama ahead in virginia and heading from fairfax to ohio and is expected he will be back several times before the election. next week is shaping up to be a busy one in virginia and the white house announced -- and mitt romney is slated to deliver a major foreign policy address at the virginia military snout. >> a federal judge said the transit system must allow and to equate muslim radicals with savages. they sued for the right to display the ads and they up in subway stations and must be displayed here no later than
dangerous since president obama took office. in an apparent response, the presidential election team released an ad that harsh criticizes romney's foreign policy experience. but the president ignored romney's speech today during his visit to california. >>> election day is just a month away in virginia. senate race is one of the most highesprofile races in the country. tim kaine and george allen will be facing off in a debate tonight. live near richmond with a look at how each candidate hopes to gain an edge in this close contest. >> reporter: well, first you might get a little chuckle out of this. i'm standing alongside sesame street lined with campaign signs because a pbs station is televising the debate. it will also be shown in tv markets across virginia. that's why there's so much at stake tonight for tim kaine and george allen. both will try to win over the small percentage of undecided voters out there. this was the televised face-off between democrat tim kaine and republican george allen in fairfax county a few weeks ago. allen charged senator kaine would turn to tax hikes to
if the presidential race. president obama will be in northern virginia this morning. he is speaking to students at george mason university. his campaign says the president will talk about the choice facing voter between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy. mitt romney is back in the commonwealth this morning. he and his running mate paul ryan were at an event in the shenandoah valley. he is looking to build momentum after the debate. >>> a health alert now about a rare form of meningitis. officials say it has now spread to six states killing five people including one each in maryland and virginia. 35 cases have been reported across the country of fungal meningitis. doctors say it taxed the lining of the brain and the spinal cord. all of the infected patients received steroid injections to treat back pain. doctors suggest the steroid was likely contaminated and say it is not contagious. >> you are going to see a spike perhaps in more cases in the next few more days but ultimately, it will subside. >> it is very important for your listening audience to know that this me
for that person. for that perso >>> a few days after the first presidential debate, president obama joked with supporters in california over the weekend admitting he was not at his best in denver. the president also took time to criticize his republican opponent, mitt romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to funding for pbs to help close the deficit. >> so for all you moms and kids, don't worry. somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today with a star- studded event in san francisco t includes john legend and will i am. >>> one of the staffers at in florida decided to weekend romney's face with a napkin. he laughed it off but and to look uncomfortable. >>> we'll tell you who came out on top in the election with hugo chavez. >> and more cases of fungal meningitis as the outbreak spreads to more states.
towards obama in the way that everyone things unless we reset the presidential election, it is quite clear the president is headed towards creating an environment where he has a significant advantage. >> mitt romney will be so exceptionable tomorrow there will be a seismic shift. >> tune in. talk about next week in class. >> you engage in more localized races, congressional and senate, a bit about how you choose rarities said to have a broader >> that is a big question. we are clearly focused on the presidential election. the goal is to defeat president obama and elect a new president of heavily invested in the senate and house races. we are focused on all of them. the senate races is where you will see more of the advertising earlier on, because the bigger the office, the more people pay attention earlier. we will be engaged in a number of house races probably later on as we get closer. >> that is the other thing, a crossroads places outside role in the senate races. do not think that these are not inclinentwined. even if there was parity, the republican side, a crossroads and others, our
account during the presidential debate. it read obama's grandma even knew it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president. the tweet was sent after mr. obama referenced his grandmother during the debate while talking about medicare and social security. sin thee i can't soledad, kitchen aid senior director of marketing later posted from the company's account, apologizing to the prsident. she said the tweet was "carelessly sent in error by a member of our twitter team who, needless to say, won't be tweeting for us any more." >>> a voter watchdog group says it has uncovered voter fraud in maryland. the group election integrity maryland claims it found evidence that some people registered to vote using the names of dead people or registered to vote twice in two different states. the group is not accusing the state board of elections of fraud, but says the problem does need to be corrected. state elections officials say if fraud is found, the information will be given to the state prosecutor's office. >>> making headlines this morning, a rare form of meningitis has healt
-time traffic. >>> the economy took center stage in last night's first presidential debate. both president obama and mitt romney picked apart the plans and touted their open. >> the polls show most people think that romney won the debate. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. i know that you and your running mate keep saying that and i know it's popular thing to say with a lot of people but it is just not the case. i got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that is not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i will believe t that is not the case. i will not reduce the attacks paidby high-income americans. number three, i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> four years ago when i stood on this stage, i said that i would cut taxes for middle class families. and that is exactly what i did. we cut taxes for middle class families by about $3600. the rope is because i believe that we do best when the middle class is doing well. and by giving them those tax cuts, they had a little more money in their pocke
they thought of the first presidential debate. >> i thought obama could have drilled mitt romney on a lot of. >> i think as a democrat myself, mitt romney had some really good points. obama could have been a lot more aggressive. and do not spend the first 20 seconds of the first presidential debate wishing your wife happy anniversary paired >> mitt romney came out and did what he was supposed to do. he had been on the attack. things were not looking good for him. it was a natural for him to come out and the defense. >> it was incredible tonight to see mitt romney who has been beat up and dehumanized to finally become human for so many people. but you see a compassionate, extremely well-composed an absolute presidential timber. he really is not only well- versed, but he can hold his own anywhere. and i do not think that has been seen in the last two or three months by most americans cared >> i was really disappointed by the debate. i think that, what president obama had substantive points, he was meandering. i expected better of him. governor romney was pressed on what you're going to do spec
presidential debate from the universe her -- university of denver. two hours from now, president barack obama will face his republican challenger, former met -- massachusetts governor mitt romney on campus. 80 million people are expected to watch on tv and online in this first debate between the two man. we will be here for the next two hours to set the stage, discussing the debate, logistics, and policies of the evening. we will involve you in this discussion. here is how you can take part. iphone, democrats can dial -- by phone, democrats can dial. republicans and independents -- the numbers on the screen. if you will tweet about the debate, use the hash tag #cspan2012. we may use your comments on air. our question for this program -- what would you have if you had the chance to ask? this is a domestic policy debate. you can send our thoughts on the question you would most like to ask on our facebook page. facebook.com/cspan. the moderator is jim lehrer of pbs. the debate is structured into a series of 15 minute questions, many focusing on the economy. the economy gets the first half of the
to our big story tonight, president obama and mitt romney facing off in their first presidential debate. now that round one is in the books, we're diving into the analysis coming up next. also, did two local police officers speed up another offduty cop? there are two very different versions of this story. we'll break them down, next. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> president obama and mitt romney sparring in their first debate in denver tonight. both candidates offering contracting views on how to tackle the
into the political arena and looking forward to the next round. the vice presidential debate coming up next week. president obama and governor romney will face off once again october 16th. in washington, steve sentani, fox news. >>> getting up close to perhaps appreciate the space shuttle atlantis. the visitors had a chance to go inside the shuttle before it goes on permanent display next summer. from the flight deck and to the crew. hatch where thousands of signatures were left by members. shuttle workers, dignitaries and celebrities. they have maintained and upgraded the shuttle throughout the 30-year history and many say it's emotional. >> this is the last time we're going do this. >> and next month, the atlantis will move to the kennedy space center visitor's complex in cape canaveral. >>> nasa is turning former spy drones into hurricane hunters. the global hawk was sent to the atlantic this month under what is called the hurricane severe storm sentinel mission. the drone is expected to study and gain insight into hurricanes. the global hawk can soar higher than a hunter plane flying up to
to the next debate and this is the rasmussen presidential poll. 48%, 48%. a dead heat in a race where obama was ahead's couple of days ago. and we move to the political. george washington university battleground poll and this had obama up by a wide margin a couple of days ago, now 48 to 47% and with the obama lead down to 1%. we put this together, realclearpolitics.com and this is an average of all of the major polls from across the country. 48.3% for the president. 47.2% for mitt romney. he's putting together loss after loss after loss and many of the key, dif rears -- differing debates. we're looking at a trend where mitt romney not only closed the gap but month independent voters, the most important, they saying that they're taking a second look and this is good news. this is after one debate and there are still two more to go before the voters go to the polls in november . >> and this speaks to the people who think the debates don't matter and this shows romney is getting a boost. when you look at the polls, what stands out for you? >> and what is interesting is the timeline of this, wi
to the race for the white house, both presidential candidates will be in virginia today. in a few hours president obama heads to fairfax to george mason university. meanwhile, mitt romney is headed to the southwestern part of the state to rally coal supporters. >>> anticipated september jobs report comes out in about an hour and a half. as doug luzader explains, it could have a big impact on the presidential race. >> reporter: this is the unemployment rate since president obama took office. it's been up and down, but all the focus today will be here at the very end, where it heads right before the election. for the white house, today's unemployment numbers probably confirm a cold reality, there just isn't much time left now for a major turnaround in the labor market before election day. the news from analysts may not be encouraging. >> we think the economy is going to be very sluggish as people sit back and wait to see how this fiscal cliff issue is dealt with by the new legislature and executive. >> reporter: that fiscal cliff is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts due to hit
-span viewers what they thought of the first presidential debate. >> i thought obama could have grilled mitt romney on a lot of the things. i love the point he made -- the 47% comment. i think he could grow more. i do think mitt romney did a very good job of bringing forward his arguments. i do feel he was a bit rude in interrupting president obama and the moderator both. >> and i think that even as a democrat myself, mitt romney had some good points. i think that obama could have been a lot more aggressive in this debate. you do not spend the first 20 seconds of the first presidential debate wishing to write a happy anniversary. >> romney did what he was supposed to do. things are not looking good for him. it was natural for him to go back there and be very defensive, as he was to 92 it was incredible to see mitt romney --. >> -- it was incredible, to see mitt romney, who has been dehumanized and beat up, to become human for so many people. you see a compassionate and well composed and absolutely presidential timbre. he is not only well-versed, but he can hold as down anywhere. -- his own a
, president obama and mitt romney will square off in their presidential debates. both have been behind closed doors rehearsing for the first face-to-face meeting and tom fit earl has more. >> reporter: it's been interesting. publicly, both of these campaigns have been downplaying the importance of the first debate. the president is not going as -- is going as far as saying he's all right in these kinds of forums. clearly, what we know, is that these debates are important n. a race where the polls are putting the president ahead and not out of reach of mitt romney, it's the challenge who may have more to gain and lose. the president took a break from two days of debate rehearsals to visit one of his own campaign offices in las vegas. he brought pizza to the volunteers and made some phone calls to a couple of voters in the area and many were surprised to have the president of the united states on the other end of the phone. mitt romney picked up a big endorsement in the denver sports world, an icon of the denver broncos, the former quarterback john elway appeared with romney offering his suppor
--www.ncicap.org-- >> two days until the first presidential debate. mitt romney is in striking distance of president obama. >> that is at least according to some of the polls.
night in the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney will face off the first time in a nationally televised presidential debate. it will give voters a chance to size up both candidates. craig bosswell lee with all of the details. craig? >> reporter: good evening to you, shawn. president obama moments ago wrapped up his walk-through and spent about 30 minutes on the stage inside the magnus arena and the first question of the debate will go to president obama. both campaigns have been downplaying the expectations, the fact tonight that stakes here are very high. the 90-minute showdown will be broken down into six 15-minute segments. the moderator opens each segment with a question llowed by answers from each candidate and a discussion of the topic. >> there will be fewer questions and more extended discussion that dives into certain detail -- issues in detail. >> reporter: both men are certain to face tough questions on domestic issues, healthcare, the fiscal crisis, unemployment rate and taxes and the role of government and governing style. pollsters said mitt romne
of the campaign. that cash could prove crucial, especially for ad buys in toss-up states like ohio, where obama rallied just yesterday. >>> and with one presidential debate behind them, mitt romney is already gearing up for the next face-off with president barack obama. mr. romney held a rally in virginia yesterday and today in florida, preparing for the next debate hosted by our own candy crowley. romney will also hold a rally in maryland tonight. >>> now to the new employment report. the labor department saying 114,000 jobs were created in september. and the unemployment rate fell, coming in at 7.8%. that's a drop of .3% from august. health care gave us the biggest boost in new jobs. transportation had a good month as well, with a 17,000 job gain. >> with only a month away now to the election, the big drop in unemployment has critics suggesting that the numbers may have been manipulated. we look at how the numbers are put together to find out if that's even possible. >> there are a couple things at play here. first, it's from 8.1% to 7.8%. i say forget it, erase it from your head. it doesn't
is ticking down to election day. how both presidential candidates spent their sunday. >> my to people living in this country [ malemannouncer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "noa tax hike on the middle class." wantofroof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. o obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:30. >> the pharmacy that distributed the steroid linked to the deadly fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall. the announced their decision today. it spans nine states including maryland and virginia and has killed at least seven. u.s. health officials reported an additional 27 cases today increasing the total number to 91. >> taking a look at vote 2012. both candidates taking an opportunity to get
republican presidential nominee mitt romney leading president obama following last week's debate. romney has the lead with 49% to president obama's 47%. romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy at virginia military institute today. president obama will be campaigning and fund raising in california. >>> virginia's two contenders for jim web's soon to be empty seat will be back in the spotlight today. democratic tim kaine and republican george allen will debate in richmond. this comes as a new poll of likely voters shows kaine pulling ahead. now 52% of voters picked kaine, 45% back allen. >>> developing this morning, the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has risen to 91, spanning nine states and killing seven. another case was reported in maryland this weekend, bringing the total there to three. 18 cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each state. the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. officials say anyone who received the steroid injection between july and september is a
trail for the presidential candidates after the first debate last night in denver. mitt romney visits virginia, president barack obama has stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are battleground states. let's last night's presidential debate from fox's nicole collins. nicole is live on capitol hill this morning. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, allison. those swing states very important. for mitt romney last night, he's been trailing slightly in the polls in many of those states, so it was very important for him to have a strong showing and it appears he delivered. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appear today put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on
. >> clearly both these presidential campaigns covet virginia. this is president obama's 17th trip to the state just this year. mitt romney was in this state yesterday and he'll return monday. >> i love you, too guys. >> the romney campaign says wednesday's debate has een a big boost to their efforts in virginia. >> obviously people saw the great debate performance. people are fired up as ever of the we're having more volunteers stream -- ever. we're having more volunteers stream into the office. >> still most major polls have president obama ahead in virginia. while he headed from fairfax to ohio it's expected he will be back several times before the election. in fairfax, virginia, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> this week shaping up to be busy. in virginia the white house announced first lady michelle obama will host a campaign event tuesday at loudoun county fairgrounds, mitt romney slated to deliver what's being called a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute. >>> now to a fox 5 weather alert, live look outside wrapping up the workweek with an absolutely gorgeous ni
demagoguery from the seventies to obama." are going to talk about that. where do you think the presidential race is right now. guest: mitt romney is looking very good peer that is why in the obama administration did not want to run against mitt romney. he was the most threatening of the candidates. it is very hard to take on an incumbent. it has only happened -- republicans have only done at one time in the last few years. is in the last time it happened when clinton took out bush? it is curious, for example, there were 70 million viewers of that debate the other night, the highest it has been since 1992, the last time an incumbent was taken out. that is because people are uncomfortable with obama, but if they are not political knocks, like we are, they have not been paying attention, or have not been watching the debates and the just want to see who the challenger is and whether they are comparable with him. after monday night, everybody is pretty comfortable with mitt romney. >> i was reading back on your twitter feed. back in february you were saying conservatives should support mitt rom
. >> thank you. >> president obama and mitt romney will leave the campaign trail to their vice presidential picks. today vice president joe biden will be in north carolina and paul ryan takes a bus tour of iowa. president obama is working on his debate strategy in nevada taking time out to make some short campaign phone calls to supporters yesterday. mitt romney is prepping in denver. he squeezed in some final stomping yesterday along with former broncos quarterback john elway. >>> making headlines here at home, and around the world. marking 10 years since the dc snipers terrorized the region. for three weeks in october of 2002, police hunted a pair of shooters who killed 10 people and wounded three others. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were eventually caught and convicted for the shooting spree. the region will remember the victims of the attack on thursday, with a prayer vigil being held in gaithersburg. >>> a massive collision between an amtrak train and a big rig truck leaves nearly two dozen people injured. among them, a newborn baby. this happened in hanford california yester
. keep doing. go long. >> about 67 million americans tuned in to watch mitt romney and president obama to square off in their first presidential debate this past week. the showdown was not a zinger fest exactly it did have memorable lines. >> congratulations to you, mr. president on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace. >> i have got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but keep on repeating it and hoping i will believe it. that's not always the case. i have a friend that says you don't only pick the winners and the losers, you pick the losers. >> the last point i would make. >> your two minutes is up. >> i had 5 seconds before you interrupted me. [ laughter ] >> was this a game changer and how does it compare to memorable moments from past debates. let's bring in presidential historian nick ragone he joins us from washington. hi, nick. >> hi, alli. >> we're i
-- search with massive bloodhounds and helicopter. the presidential candidates will in the events in battleground virginia. president obama will be at mason university in fairfax and mitt romney will be in southwest virginia. newschannel 8 will have an in- depth report in a few minutes. friday morning drivers, nice for the'sd part. the beltway and maryland, not too many backups. southbound 270 has minor slowing between shady grove and montresor road. in springfield, no troubles on 395. perfectpicture- outside. it will be a great day. n national airport. humid,sunny today, less 2 degrees but not as good end of the weekend. a few showers are possible tomorrow and a real cool down, only 57 by sunday. we will be back at 8:56. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this messasage. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-classamilies. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt rney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even tho
. >> after a two-year, $34 million overhaul. >>> tonight, big questions over what last night's presidential debate will actually mean for the race. mitt romney getting positive reviews and will that translate into votes? some say president obama had an off night. tom fitzgerald is tracking all of the reaction. fitz, the president himself came out swinging today? >> reporter: he did, will. the president took on the role of the spin master in chief. speaking in colorado, he mocked mitt romney's policies, challenged his facts and pointed out differences between what mitt romney said last night and during the campaign. the problem, though, is that a much smaller group of people saw the president's appearance today than the 50 million who watched last night as mitt romney gave the political performance of his life. >> reporter: fresh off of what many supporters viewed as a disappointing debate, president obama is trying to hit reset. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: speaking in denver, the president argued mitt romney's de
a chance to clarify his words when he debates paul ryan. as for the next presidential debate -- >> i think you'll see a very engaged president that is ready and willing to call out whichever mitt romney shows up. >> reporter: and the president's advisors promise the real obama will show up as well. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> with more insight and a look ahead on what we can expect on the political front this week, is fox 5's political analyst, mark plotkin. did his performance make a difference? >> chris christie before the event said mitt romney was going to turn the campaign upside down. in all honesty, i think he did. he revitalized a campaign in some ways his staff was writing off the candidate, and the best data is the impercale data in some of the background states, i heard one today in florida, he's running even and narrowing the lead -- >> he's campaigning in florida now, right? >> he is. he drew a big crowd. >> the biggest of his campaign so >> he haven't drawn crowds anywhere near that. crowds are indicative of your support. >> president obama buoyed by the job numbers that
and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 8:27. i am steve chenevy. gop presidential nominee mitt romney will campaign in the -- today after a solid performance night's first presidential debate. that the race is thetening in some of states where obama n advantage.a speaking of virginia, in the states senated kaine appears to be lead againsts george allen. finds 49% supports kane. 44% supports george allen. check on their commute. >> we are looking at a solid the beltwayling on as youce for this county head into virginia. delays of pennsylvania avenue. ofjust reopened a couple lanes. meantime, traveling in mostly volume delays washingtonge parkway. north andcidents southbound. and 395 and 95 from springfield into the district. jacqui jeras has a look of our forecast. morning. are pretty overcast. mild.mperatures pretty 73 at reagan national. 66 in martinsburg. g clouds and a few gowers we have had will away. little bit of sunshine by this afternoon. to 82. seven-day forecast shows the -- the best day is friday. rain late saturday and into sunday. highs in the 60's. th
gone by the wayside and why it is not look that by only four presidential candidates but also senatorial candidates. host: -- guest: president obama has not been as in days with putting forward judges. by the way, the supreme court today may be years 2% of cases in this country. the docket is shrinking. the circuit courts become increasingly important. you see the impact of obama not having pushed through as many as president bush did. i think the courts are some important, as i mentioned. i think it should be discussed in this campaign. i hope in the next debate. presidents are not just individuals. they come with a set of advisers. romney's key judicial advisor, some and you may remember, who in 1987 was rejected by the senate for being way out of the mainstream in this country said only the equal protection clause applied to women. he believes corporations are people. some of his best friends are corporations. he played a very destruction -- disruptive role in the fairness of equality and opportunity. those are not left-right issues. i then we need to take a hard look at th
not be afraid to disagree. that is my reputation so i look forward to working with barack obama and playing a very constructive role in his presidency, bringing about the kind of change this country needs. >> we will have more from the 2004 debate along with three other vice presidential debates. it all starts a 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> [video clip] "continues -- >> host: our next guest has turned -- served as a gunnery sergeant in the marines. guest: thank you for having me. host: can you tell me what it is like for active duty person to go to the process of voting? guest: i went overseas four different times and moved nine times in 20 years. i was only offer the opportunity to register by absentee ballot one time in those 20 years. while you're on active duty, is mission first. you are hustling and constantly doing something to prepare to defend this country. you go into the field a lot. you are actively participating in combat operations that are a simulated combat. everything is organized represents that type of thing. mail delivery gets slow down and you don't know if you a
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